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Mark Taper Forum Focuses on the Unique Talent and Imagination of Lorenzo Pisoni in A One Man Show

Mark Taper Forum Focuses on the Unique Talent and Imagination of Lorenzo Pisoni in A One Man Show

One-person shows are best served when the director is part of the creative writing team.  Solo efforts can reap the benefits that come from a second independent eye as a way of ensuring that the audience remains engaged and entertained.  I’ve often said that only Olivier could direct himself.  The current production on the boards […]

California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’

California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’

The California Senate approved raising the state’s minimum wage on Thursday to $10 an hour by 2016, one of the highest rates in the nation. The state Senate passed AB10 by a party-line vote, 26-11, approving a gradual minimum wage jump from $8 to $10 over two years. The bill now goes to the state […]

Apple’s Revised Plans for New Flagship San Francisco Store Will Keep Fountain, Tweak Facades

Apple’s Revised Plans for New Flagship San Francisco Store Will Keep Fountain, Tweak Facades

Back in May, officials in San Francisco proudly touted a plan by Apple to move its existing Stockton Street flagship store three blocks north, giving the store a larger footprint and a prime location in the Union Square shopping district. Apple’s plans quickly ran into resistance, however, with critics panning Apple’s proposal to remove a sculptural fountain along […]

2 dead, dozens injured as Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco intl airport (PHOTOS)

2 dead, dozens injured as Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco intl airport (PHOTOS)

An Asiana Airline Boeing 777 from Seoul, South Korea, has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport leaving two dead and more than 180 injured. The two fatalities were identified by state media on Sunday as two Chinese schoolgirls, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, who had been traveling as part of a group […]

“HOT WEATHER KILLS – HEAT ALERT”

“HOT WEATHER KILLS – HEAT ALERT”

In response to this summer’s severe heat conditions, the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside County Fire Department, Community Connect (2-1-1) and American Red Cross have partnered to open Cool Centers countywide to provide a safe, cool place for individuals to escape the high heat temperatures during the […]

Mark Taper Forum Launches New Nina Raines Dramedy

Mark Taper Forum Launches New Nina Raines Dramedy

The new Nina Raines comedy/drama raises some interesting communication issues concerning the Deaf community.   The debate whether to downplay the role of American Sign Language (ASL), and those who lip-read or do both, versus the intervention of science and cochlear implementation surgery into their “silent world”, is not only a thorny issue for both […]

GIGANTIC Community Rummage Sale!

GIGANTIC Community Rummage Sale!

29 Palms, CA: Saturday, May 4th, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join in and help us raise funds to pay for the Hastie Bus Restoration project. The 29 Palms Historical Society is sponsoring a Community Rummage Sale to raise funds to pay for the restoration of the Hastie Bus. The Sale will be in the […]

Charles Lummis and the Southwest Museum

Charles Lummis and the Southwest Museum

29 Palms, CA. – Charles Fletcher Lummis, best known in the Los Angeles area for his strong stance on Indian rights and his long-running periodical Out West, was a key figure in the founding of the Southwest Museum in 1907. Twenty-two years later, Elizabeth and Bill Campbell established the Twentynine Palms Branch of the Southwest […]